Video Event Toolkit

If you are interested in an event that uses video, here are links to resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Teens vs. Adults ChallengeIdea 1: With all of the information in the movies on drug abuse and its negative side effects, watching movies together and discussing them as a group can help all of us learn to stay away from drugs. Check out the videos below, or feel free to check out HBO’s addiction films, and stick around afterwards to discuss what you saw. Ask a scientific expert and/or an ER doctor to answer questions and share their experiences; you can also hand out the Drugs: SHATTER THE MYTHS booklet.

Idea 2: If you’re a musician, and between the ages of 14-18, participate in the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens! Make Music Contest. This is a great opportunity for aspiring teen musicians to use the healing and uplifting medium of music to help spread the message about the importance of healthy choices and the dangers of drug abuse. The contest asks young musicians to create original music or music videos that celebrate healthy and inspirational living, or accurately depict the dark side of drug abuse.

Image from The Human Brain: Major Structures and Functions

Addiction Science

Anabolic Steroids

Cocaine

Drugged Driving

Image from Spanish language video

Heroin

Marijuana

Methamphetamine

Image from PEERx video

Prescription Drugs & Cold Medicines

Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2/Spice)

Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts)

Tobacco/Nicotine

  • National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week - NDAFW National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week - NDAFW  0:30

    Take a quick look at what you need to do to get ready for your NDAFW event! National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week promotional video, introduced by NIDA Director, Dr. Nora Volkow and NIAAA Director, Dr. George Koob. 

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  • The Human Brain: Major Structures and Functions The Human Brain: Major Structures and Functions  5:05

    The Human Brain: Major Structures and Functions

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  • Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs  2:02

    You might think that only some types of people can get addicted to drugs. The truth is, it can happen to anyone, whether you're young or old, rich or poor, male or female. This video from NIDA explains addiction in simple terms and offers a hotline to help you or a loved one find treatment.

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  • Why Are Drugs So Hard to Quit? Why Are Drugs So Hard to Quit?  2:03

    Learn what happens with addiction and why it’s so hard to quit.

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  • Animated Infographic: Monitoring the Future 2015 Survey Results Animated Infographic: Monitoring the Future 2015 Survey Results  2:46

    Monitoring the Future (MTF) is an annual survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health. Since 1975, the survey has measured drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes in 12th graders nationwide. Eighth and 10th graders were added to the survey in 1991.

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  • 2016 IQ Challenge: Scientist Answers 2016 IQ Challenge: Scientist Answers  5:13

    This video is a video is a compilation of responses to the 2016 Interactive IQ Challenge developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse's educational campaign, National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week.

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  • The Herren Project and NIDA team up for National Drug Facts Week The Herren Project and NIDA team up for National Drug Facts Week   1:00

    Recovery Advocate, Chris Herren of the Herren Project and teens from The Park School of Baltimore team up with NIDA to help "Shatter the Myths" about drugs. The fifth annual NDFW is the last week of January, and over a thousand educational events are expected around the country that will connect America's teens with scientific experts in the drug abuse field. Coordinated by NIDA, with the help of partners like the Herren Project and Project Purple, the observance begins Jan. 26 and ends Feb. 1, 2015. Help us Shatter the Myths!

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  • 2015 IQ Challenge: Scientist Answers 2015 IQ Challenge: Scientist Answers  4:49

    This video is a compilation of responses to the 2015 Interactive IQ Challenge developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse's educational campaign, National Drug Facts Week.

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  • 2015 National Drug Facts Week Promo 2015 National Drug Facts Week Promo  0:45

    National Drug Facts Week promotional video, introduced by NIDA Director, Dr. Nora Volkow. Quick look at what you need to do to get ready for NDFW 2015!

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  • NDFW: Friendship House Shatters the Myths NDFW: Friendship House Shatters the Myths  0:59
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  • National Drug Facts Week: Do You Have Questions? Teens Do, Part 2 National Drug Facts Week: Do You Have Questions? Teens Do, Part 2  0:31

    Promotional Video: Howard County Recreation & Parks Voices for Change students and HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council tell us their thoughts on drug abuse. This is an effort to promote the upcoming National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) educational campaign. The fifth annual NDFW is coming up the last week of January, and hundreds of educational events are expected around the country that will connect America's teens with scientific experts in the drug abuse field. NIDA is encouraging educators, community groups and parents to begin planning events as the school year begins. Coordinated by NIDA, the observance for 2015 begins Jan. 26 and ends Feb. 1. Do you have questions? We have answers!

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  • 2014 National Drug Facts Week Event: Blake H.S. Dance Performance, Shattering the Myths 2014 National Drug Facts Week Event: Blake H.S. Dance Performance, Shattering the Myths   0:59

    Teen dance students are "Shattering the Myths" as they kick off the 2014 NDFW. These are student from Ms. D'Anna's 3rd period dance class from James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring, Md. Music excerpt from "Dark Paradise" -- Lana del Ray. The fourth annual NDFW is the last week of January, and hundreds of educational events are expected around the country that will connect America's teens with scientific experts in the drug abuse field. NIDA is encouraging educators, community groups and parents to begin planning events as the school year begins. Coordinated by NIDA, the observance begins Jan. 27 and ends Feb. 2, 2014. Help us Shatter the Myths!

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  • 2014 IQ Challenge: Scientist Answers 2014 IQ Challenge: Scientist Answers  5:14

    This video is a compilation of responses to the 2014 Interactive IQ Challenge developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse's educational campaign, National Drug Facts Week.

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  • National Drug Facts Week: Do You Have Something to Say? Teens Do. National Drug Facts Week: Do You Have Something to Say? Teens Do.  :30

    Promotional Video: Youth from Montgomery County, Maryland's TEENWORKS summer program, Howard County Recreation & Parks Voices for Change students and HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council tell us their thoughts on drug abuse. This is an effort to promote the upcoming National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) educational campaign. The fourth annual NDFW is coming up the last week of January, and hundreds of educational events are expected around the country that will connect America's teens with scientific experts in the drug abuse field. NIDA is encouraging educators, community groups and parents to begin planning events as the school year begins. Coordinated by NIDA, the observance begins Jan. 27 and ends Feb. 2, 2014. Do you have questions? We have answers!

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  • Dr. Volkow You've Got Video Dr. Volkow You've Got Video  1:39

    Dr. Volkow You've Got Video

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  • NDFW NDFW  0:45

    Professional golfer and First Tee Master coach Donnie Caldwell encourages chapters of The First Tee to participate in (NIDA's) National Drug Facts Week to help our young people shatter the myths about drug abuse.

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  • Dr. Nora Volkow speaks about National Drug Facts Week Dr. Nora Volkow speaks about National Drug Facts Week  4:39

    Dr. Nora Volkow speaks about National Drug Facts Week with host Laura DeAngelis of WestGlen Communications, syndicated to 189 TV stations around the country.

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  • NDFW Interview NDFW Interview  5:45

    Dr. Nora Volkow speaks about National Drug Facts Week

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  • NIDA's Dr. Nora Volkow Answers Questions About Drugs Asked by Washington D.C. Public School Students NIDA's Dr. Nora Volkow Answers Questions About Drugs Asked by Washington D.C. Public School Students  1:02

    NIDA's Dr. Nora Volkow answers questions about drugs asked by Washington D.C. public school students

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  • Teens Take a Pledge With GRAMMY Award Nominated Singer Mario Barrett Teens Take a Pledge With GRAMMY Award Nominated Singer Mario Barrett  1:10

    Teens take a pledge with GRAMMY award nominated singer Mario Barrett, who spreads the word about drugs through his Mario Do Right Foundation

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  • What Did the Adults Think?? What Did the Adults Think??  1:21

    What did the adults think?

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  • What Did Kem Learn About Drugs? What Did Kem Learn About Drugs?  1:03

    What did Kem learn about drugs?

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  • What Did Jasmine Learn About Drugs? What Did Jasmine Learn About Drugs?  1:37

    What did Jasmine learn about drugs?

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  • 2013 National Drug Facts Week, Chat Day 2013 National Drug Facts Week, Chat Day  5:17

    An in-depth look at NDFW Chat Day scientists and teen participants. Narrated by National Institute on Drug Abuse Office of Science Policy and Communications Director, Dr. Jack Stein, with onsite interviews at NIDA Headquarters and Walter Johnson High School, Rockville, MD.

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  • 2014 National Drug Facts Week 2014 National Drug Facts Week  0:49

    National Drug Facts Week promotional video, introduced by NIDA Director, Dr. Nora Volkow.

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  • National Drug Facts Week: 2012 Monitoring the Future - Teen Perspective National Drug Facts Week: 2012 Monitoring the Future - Teen Perspective  2:44

    A video summary of various local teens thoughts after the release of the 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey results during the Dec.19, 2012 national press conference in Washington, D.C. Presenters include Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse and Chris Leibowitz, guest speaker.

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  • RHSpromo08 RHSpromo08   0:45

    The creative students at Rockville High School (RHS) in Rockville, Maryland created this Drug Facts Chat Day promotion for their morning announcements. RHS opened its media center so kids could go in throughout the day and post questions. Now the student leaders offer some of our scientists answers once a week during morning announcements. Go Rams! 

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  • Behind the Scenes during Chat Day 2008 NIDA Behind the Scenes during Chat Day 2008 NIDA  4:24

    Narrated by Public Information and Liaison Branch Chief, Carol Krause.

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  • Student DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY Promotion Student DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY Promotion  0:22

    The creative students at Rockville High School (RHS)  in Rockville, Maryland created this Drug Facts Chat Day promotion for their morning announcements. RHS opened its media center so kids could go in throughout the day and post questions. Now the student leaders offer some of our scientists' answers once a week during morning announcement. Go Rams!

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  • National Drug Facts Week: Teens Take A Stand National Drug Facts Week: Teens Take A Stand  0:30

    Promotional Video: Youth from Montgomery County, Maryland's TEENWORKS summer program, Howard County Recreation & Parks Voices for Change students and HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council tell us their thoughts on drug abuse. This is an effort to promote the upcoming National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) educational campaign. The fourth annual NDFW is coming up the last week of January, and hundreds of educational events are expected around the country that will connect America's teens with scientific experts in the drug abuse field. NIDA is encouraging educators, community groups and parents to begin planning events as the school year begins. Coordinated by NIDA, the observance begins Jan. 27 and ends Feb. 2, 2014. Do you have questions? We have answers!

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